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PhD position in X-Ray Microscopy
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Friday 19 Nov 21
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Our group has developed a hard X-ray microscope at the European Synchrotron
Radiation Source (ESRF)in Grenoble. Similar in principle to a TEM this for
the first time allows visualizing the evolution of domains, defects, and local
stresses deep within bulk crystalline materials. With this we aim to make 3D
movies of the self-organization of dislocations when metals are deformed, and
thereby provide a first-principles physics understanding of deformation. We
are looking for an outstanding and motivated candidate to join our
international group, where we combine X-ray physics, simulations of
experiments and scientific computing with dislocation dynamics simulations.
This work is also part of a new Danish Center-of-Excellence on hard materials
in 3D, SOLID. Here you will be interacting with 15 other PhDs, all exploiting
the latest 3D methods based on large scale x-ray and neutron facilities,
within in a broad range of fields spanning CO2 storage, batteries,
ferroelectrics, martensitic transformations, and biomineralization.
Responsibilities and Qualifications
You will be based at DTU, but with frequent visits to and a major interaction
with teams at the ESRF.
Your responsibility will be adapted to your background: by default it will be
advanced data analysis, planning and operation of experiments at ESRF, and
interpretation of results.
You are excited about fundamental science, and we expect that you enjoy being
part of a team, that you have sense of humor, is a good problem solver and
that you can work efficiently and independently.
For this position we favor candidates with a degree in physics or materials
Be skilled in data science, with proven experience with programming, e.g.
Have a solid grasp of diffraction, solid state physics and linear algebra
Have an interest in experimental work
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar
degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the
candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For
information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the
PhD study programme, please see the DTU PhD Guide.
The assessment of the applications will be made by Professor Henning Friis
Poulsen, DTU Physics, Prof. Grethe Winther, DTU Mechanical Engineering and
Head of beamline Carsten Detlefs, ESRF.
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence
of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a
rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for
academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and
academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and appointment terms
We are flexible with respect to the starting date The appointment will be
based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of
Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant
union. The period of employment is 3 years.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Should you have any queries regarding the positions, please contact Henning
Friis Poulsen (email@example.com) or Grethe Winther (firstname.lastname@example.org).
You can read more about the SOLID centre on https: // solid.dtu.dk/.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 December
2021 (Danish time).Applications must be submitted as one PDF file
containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the
link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all
your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see
guidelines and Excel spreadsheet here)
You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin
before having received it.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
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